Net Short

Net Short

Describing a situation where one has more short positions than long positions on a security or derivative. To give a very simple example, if one buys nine futures contracts on corn, and then sells short 10 identical futures contracts on corn, one has a net short position on corn. When one has a net short position, one profits when the price for the underlying position declines.
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Hedge funds cut their net long position in New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) gasoline by 24 million barrels in the week to May 2 and are now running a small net short position of 3 million barrels for the first time since August 2016.
Commodity funds continue to hold a large net short position in CBOT wheat futures, leaving the market open to bouts of short-covering.
In gasoline futures and options, hedge fund managers have actually established a net short position of 5 million barrels.
There is a perception among investors that Carl Icahn is actually net short Apple Stock," Mr Chowdhry said, as reported by Fortune.
I'm going to be looking for confirmation of a turn, including a shift in FXCM SSI, as the contrarian indicator is still showing that traders are net short EUR/USD.
The FMA said that it would now consider short-selling of Vienna-listed stocks as market manipulation if the net short position exceeds 0.
Wheat market was underpinned by the fact that commodity funds already hold a large net short position in CBOT wheat, and by worries about dry conditions in the southern US Plains.
The latest FXCM SSI numbers show that traders remain net long EUR/USD and net short GBP/USD *(but not dramatically so), and as a contrarian indicator, the figures work in favor of a short EUR/GBP bias.
The latest FXCM SSI numbers show that traders remain net long EUR/USD and net short GBP/USD, and as a contrarian indicator, the figures work in favor of a short EUR/GBP bias.
Implications: bearish Euro EUR: Speculators are net short and commercials net long.
83% of its net asset value on December 31, 2006 or all available net investment income and net short and long term capital gains, in accordance with requirements under the Internal Revenue Code.
Implications: neutral Euro EUR: Speculators are net short and commercials net long.